Who We Are

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s services and programs are open to all girls ages 5-17 in Southern Arizona.  We are a non-profit organization, privileged to serve more than 14,000 local Southern Arizona girls ages 5-17. Our membership includes over 3,000 adult volunteers who serve as leaders, trainers, consultants, and board members.  

While our traditional, volunteer-led troops are a big part of what we do and support, GSSoAz has taken a unique approach to reaching more girls through our Social Justice Program.  As one of only a few councils in the United States implementing this approach, GSSoAz uses a staff-led model to reach girls who may not normally have the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Because times have changed and there are fewer and fewer parents who have the time to volunteer as a leader of a traditional troop, our council believes it is vitally important to devote resources and time into making the dream of Girl Scouting a reality for more and more girls.


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Becoming a Girl Scout

Girls can enter into Girl Scouts at the age of 5 and continue through their leadership journey until 18 years of age. You must first register as a girl scout to be placed in a troop. For more information about troop placement please contact Niki: nhoffman@girlscoutssoaz.org or go directly for placement, enter your information into our Troop Locator.

The Girl Scout Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of
courage, confidence, and character,
who make the world a better place.

The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

La Misión de las Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts ayuda a las niñas
a desarrollar el valor, la confianza en sí mismas y los principios
para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor.

La Promesa de Girl Scouts
Por mi honor, yo trataré:
de servir a Dios y a mi patria,
Ayudar a las personas en todo momento,
y vivir conforme a la Ley de Girl Scouts.

La Ley de Girl Scouts
Yo me esforzaré por:
ser honrada y justa,
cordial y servicial,
considerada y compasiva,
valiente y fuerte, y
responsable de lo que digo y hago,
y por
respetarme a mí misma y a los demás
respetar la autoridad,
usar los recursos de manera prudente,
hacer del mundo un lugar mejor,
y ser hermana de cada una de las Girl Scouts.

The difference Girl Scouts makes

From the very beginning, Girl Scouts has been about developing girls’ leadership abilities. We define what we do through national, outcomes-based program activities that are designed to guide girls along a life-long path of leading with courage, confidence, and character as they continue to make the world a better place.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience identifies three keys to leadership:

  • Discover - Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world.
  • Connect - Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally.
  • Take Action - Girls act to make the world a better place.

In Girl Scouting, it’s not just “what girls do” (activities), but “how” we do it (processes). These processes are Girl-Led, Learning by Doing, and Cooperative Learning. Our council initiatives and specialized programs include:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Health and Wellness
  • No Girl Left Inside
  • Hispanic Initiative
  • Social Justice
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